University parents are invited to take the opportunity to enjoy four hours of free time with their significant others while the UP onsite daycare watches their children on Parents Night Out, Friday, October 11, from 6-10 p.m. This service is provided by Vermont Hills Family Life Center daycare/preschool. The cost is $30 per child and $40 for two children and includes dinner for the kids. Proceeds benefit the UP daycare/preschool house. For more information or to sign your kids up contact Cala Richman, director, at (503) 283-9688 or email@example.com.
On January 1, 2014, the Oregon minimum wage will increase to $9.10 per hour. All students currently earning less than $9.10 will automatically be increased to the new minimum wage in the new year. Please account for this while managing student employment department budgets.
For more information contact Janet Turner, financial aid, at 7311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University museum has created a display to honor the memory of Donald “Don” Dinsmore, who passed away at the age of 88 on September 17, 2013. Don arrived on the Bluff in June 1972 first as a custodian, and then served as the UP museum curator from 1984 until his second retirement in 2007. As caretaker of the many historical artifacts and photographs in the museum, Don created many historical displays across campus; it only seems fitting that the one who created so many of these historical memories should be honored and remembered in a display just for him. Please stop by the display case on the first floor of Buckley Center across from the Shepard Freshman Resource Center to view photographs and articles of Don through the years. For a narrated video of the display go to: wordpress.up.edu/museum or use a smart phone to scan the QR code in the Buckley Center display case. For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or email@example.com.
The University will host an open house for the newly opened and renovated Clark Library on Friday, September 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. All faculty, staff, students, and the public are welcome to attend. The open house will feature guided tours on the hour and readings by Brian Doyle, award winning author and editor of Portland Magazine, on the half hour. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.
The Clark Library’s renovation and rebuilding project, which cost an estimated $12.5 million, began in May 2012 and concluded when the library was opened to students and faculty in August. The new, modern library was built on the root structure of the old and now offers current technologies, collaborative and flexible learning spaces, and multi-format information resources. For more information contact the Clark Library at 7111 or go to http://library.up.edu.
Robert W. Franz Chair in Entrepreneurship and Executive Director Robin Anderson has announced the creation of the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. The center, named for long-time benefactors Elsie Franz Finley and regent Robert W. Franz, is an expansion of the award-winning Center for Entrepreneurship. The center’s directors are Pete Rooks, director for leadership; Peter Rachor, director for entrepreneurship; and Eric Anctil, director for innovation.
The Leadership program will focus on the concepts of ethical leadership and inviting others to join together in addressing vital needs and goals within the program’s relationships and communities. The Entrepreneurship program combines experiential-learning opportunities with a values-based education that emphasizes integrity, opportunity recognition, risk-taking and hard work. The Innovation program will provide co-and extra-curricular experiences that equip students with the skills to make their ideas reality. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.up.edu/cfe/.
Donald “Don” Dinsmore, who served as curator of the University Museum from its inception in 1984 to 2007, passed away in the morning on Tuesday, September 17, after a long illness. He was 88 years old.
Don started his career on The Bluff as a custodian in 1972, working mostly in the old Science Hall (now Romanaggi Hall), where he cheerfully went about his duties while befriending all and sundry faculty and staff and students who labored there. He was an elementary school teacher and vice principal for many years, a profession he entered after coming home from combat service in World War II, where he saw action in the South Pacific as a landing boat pilot.
The University museum came about as a mutual dream of Don and history professor Jim Covert, and started as a ragtag collection of artifacts piled on folding tables in a storeroom in Shipstad basement. Don spent countless hours collecting, cataloguing, storing, and displaying every item of historic significance to the University he could lay his hands on, and many of those items can be seen in the University museum to this day, still located in the basement of Shipstad across from the archives.
Services will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. at Hustad Funeral Home with interment at 12:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery. Our prayers and condolences to Marian, Don’s widow, and his children, grandchildren, and many friends and admirers. Gifts in Don’s memory can be made to the University museum through Diane Dickey at email@example.com.
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to visit the Garaventa Center’s website at http://wordpress.up.edu/garaventa/, according to Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center. A number of podcasts are available, including the weekly Fractio Verbi podcast. Visitors can link directly to the readings and obtain a written transcript of the spoken reflection. There is also an occasional podcast series called Theodeon, in which Karen Eifler and Fr. Charlie Gordon discuss themes of grace and transcendence they find thanks to their popular Bringing Eyes of Faith to Film series, which applies sacramental worldview to movies now showing in theaters. For more information contact Powell at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FBI statistics states that chances of recovering a lost or stolen computer are only 3 percent. UP community members can increase their chances of recovery to over 97 percent by installing the free FrontDoorSoftware, a service provided by the information services division to all students, faculty, and staff by signing up at www.frontdoorsoftware.com/up/. If your computer is stolen, this software allows you to blast a message to the computer that states “THIS COMPUTER IS REPORTED STOLEN”; lock it down remotely; send a text message to the thief; have your laptop yell out for help with a standard message or your own custom message; and use Google Maps to show clues to its location. For more information contact the help desk at 7000 or email@example.com.
This week marks fifteen years since the dedication of Corrado Hall on September 23, 1998. It was the first residence hall to be built on the Bluff in thirty years. All are welcome to view a pictorial display of Corrado Hall created by the University museum in the display case near the computer stations in the Pilot House. The museum is located in the basement of Shipstad Hall, room 014. University faculty, staff, and students are invited to stop in and learn about the University’s past. Contact Carolyn Connolly at 8038 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The Pilot House bookstore is now featuring a special “Item of the Week” and will continue to feature a new item every Monday through fall semester. This week’s item is a Portland Pilots purple Camelbak water bottle, which can be purchased this week for 25% off the original price as long as you mention you saw it on any UP-related Facebook page. To see each week’s special item go to the University of Portland Bookstore Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UPbookstore. For more information, please call the bookstore at 7125.